Approximately one hours drive north west of Sydney City lies the charming Hawkesbury Valley. Home to a myriad of B&B’s, cottages, resorts, hotels and motels, it is also home to some truly unique places to stay that add that little something extra to your holiday. The country atmosphere at the historic towns of Windsor & Richmond, and the quaint rural settlements of Lower Portland, Ebenezer, Pitt Town, & Colo make up this picturesque area.
Being a region so rich in history, the Hawkesbury Valley is dotted with National Trust listed buildings some having been converted into delightful accommodation surprises. For many, a day steeped in the heritage of Australia is a rewarding experience with the area rich with the history of the nation. Visitors can pick up a Heritage Trails map, take a self guided walking tour or join a guided tour. We even have a ghost tour!
Visit the numerous antique and craft stalls, or spend time talking with a local artist at one of the boutique galleries. Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on the Hawkesbury River from historic Windsor. Abundant in history, the early colonial towns of Windsor & Richmond are a must to visit. Why not enjoy walk in the Steps of the Masters in the Artist’s Trail?
The western end of the Hawkesbury River forms a peaceful boundary for the Sydney region, winding its way through the valley, dotted with charming hideaways and B&B's for that relaxing weekend away. Join a tour of the nearby glow warm caves, or for the more adventurous try abseiling or canyoning with one of the local tour operators. Canoe the pristine Grose and Colo rivers or wander through the many art galleries and antique stores.
With over 15 percent of New South Wales fruit and vegetables grown in the area, pick up a copy of The Hawkesbury Farm Gate Trail map and tour the area. Stop and enjoy a wine at a historic Winery, try gourmet goats cheese or visit one of the numerous orchards and pick your own fresh fruit to take home with you.
Bligh Park - Cattai - Clarendon - Colo - Ebenezer - Freemans Reach
Glossodia - Kurmond - Lower Portland - Macdonald Valley - Maraylya
McGraths Hill - Mulgrave - North Richmond - Oakville - Pitt Town
Richmond - Rouse Hill - Sackville - Sackville North - South Maroota
Vineyard - Wilberforce - Windsor